Wednesday
31
January

Courtesy National Archives and Records Administration

North Vietnamese launch the Tet Offensive

Shortly after midnight, North Vietnamese forces begin the massive assault on South Vietnam known as the Tet Offensive. The North Vietnamese wage war up and down the country, taking the war to the heart of Saigon and even attacking the new American embassy compound.

Pictured: Streets of Saigon.

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